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5 specimens found
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Quartz v. Amethyst -Flower form
stock #17.1-294
Karur
Tamil Nadu, India
6.2 x 4.2 x 2.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $390
Pre Holiday 2017

A very esthetic and unique flowerform Amethyst from the amazing discoveries at Tamil Nadu. At the top of the starburst or flower this has single larger petal or crystal that is wider and flatter but is also hoppered, skeletal and loaded with interesting inclusions. Undamaged and complete (which is rare for this habit) and with the deepest possible purple color this is a striking display piece. We have been quite active gathering the best of this location and this is a standout.
Chryoprase (unusual crystallized specimen with Pimelite/Nimite)
stock #16.1-682
Szklary (Glasendorff) Zabkowice, Zabkowice District
Lower Silesia, Poland
6.6 x 5.3 x 4 CM (cabinet)
price: $220
Pre Holiday 2017

A very odd and attractive Chrysoprase specimen from the very old mines at Szklary, Poland. The matrix hosts very unusual but attractive clear quartz crystals with a mint green color caused by forming on top of the Chrysoprase. Szklary had both gem grade Chrysoprase and many Nickle minerals mined since the middle ages. We obtained a suite from that region in an old Czech collection, this notes it was obtained in 1980 the year the mine closed. We have never seen another one like this, the sparkling luster is not at all typical. Some areas of the earthy green minerals Pimelite and/or Nimite are noted as accessories, more typical for the area. A pretty quartz oddity.
Pyromorphite
stock #17.1-474
Bunkerhill Mine, Kellogg, Coeur d'Alene District, Shosone County
Idaho, United States
3.6 x 2.9 x 2.1 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $390
Pre Holiday 2017

Brilliant yellow to light orange lustrous crystals of Pyromorphite from the famed Bunker Hill Mine. These are uncommon colors for Pyromorphite and this piece is in excellent condition. Several good display angles and with minimal matrix, this is a really nice small miniature from a classic, closed mine.
Euchroite - Type locale
stock #17.1-283
Svatodusna deposit, Lubietova, Banska Bystrica Co.
Banska Bystrica Region, Slovakia
10.7 x 5.8 x 5.5 CM (cabinet)
price: $110
Pre Holiday 2017

An older, sizable matrix with a good covering of Euchroite crystals up to about 3mm. The condition is excellent, the color a deep green and a nice contrast to the matrix. From the type locale.
Dioptase on Calcite
stock #13.1-318
Tsumeb
Otjikoto Region, Namibia
4.3 x 3.5 x 2 CM (miniature)
price: $220
Pre Holiday 2017

Deep green Dioptase crystals is selectively deposited on milky white Calcite rhombs in an attractive arrangement. The contrast is very distinctive and a classic Tsumeb habit. In fine condition, this is a choice yet affordable specimen from this iconic locale
5 specimens found
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